An Evening of Music for Devin Dondero
On March 2, 2023, Whitman-Hanson students, faculty, and alumni came together to show support for retired faculty member, Devin Dondero, during his fight against cancer. This event was hosted by Brian Rowe and Gregory Daigle, music teachers from Whitman-Hanson. There were a variety of performances, including classmates, teachers, and student bands! Two Massachusetts State Representatives for Whitman, Alyson Sullivan-Almedia and Michael Brady, also delivered a citation from the House of Representatives to Devin Dondero in recognition of his 30+ years of service to the district.
The night concluded with incredibly touching messages for Mr. Dondero, truly honoring the work he’s done over the years. To watch this fantastic evening unfold, watch the episode of “Around Town” from WHCA9TV.

Video and information from WHCA9TV.
Historical Tidbit:
 Ruth Graves Wakefield
With women's history month wrapping up, we want to highlight one more former Whitman resident who has probably changed your Christmas Mornings and cold New England nights for the better. This honorable mention is no other than Ruth Graves Wakefield, a baker born in Easton, Massachusetts in the year 1903 who invented the world-famous Chocolate Chip Cookie.

In the early 1900’s, Wakefield ran the Toll House Inn on Bedford Street. Ruth cooked for the guests using her own recipes and some of her grandmother's old recipes that were a smash hit and grew the Inn's dining room from seven tables to sixty. Her recipes were so popular that she released multiple cookbooks, the most popular being a cookbook titled Ruth Wakefield's Tried and True Recipes in 1931. So next time you bite into a chocolate chip cookie, you can thank Whitman for the original recipe!

This Historical Tidbit is by Hassan Sharif, Writing Intern, New York University.

Town Hall

Public Library
M-Th 9:30a-8p; Fri 9:30a- 4:30p;
Sat 9:30a-4 (during school year only)

Council on Aging

St. Vincent de Paul/Whitman Food Pantry
By appointment only: 781-447-8560
Cristina Chaves
You won a $25 gift certificate to Johnny Macaroni's Restaurant, East Bridgewater & Halifax

Bee sure to play our Historical Tidbit Trivia Game at the bottom of this newsletter.

Enter for this week's prize of
2 tickets to Friday night's performance of
Halley's Comet
Presented by the Massasoit Theatre Company
Friday, April 7, 7p
Massasoit Community College
Whitman Spring Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday, April 1, 9:30a–12p
54 South Ave

With the weather starting to warm up, Easter is right around the corner! The Whitman Department of Recreation will be hosting a day of festivities at the Whitman Town hall Auditorium! Activities will include an Easter egg hunt, Face painting, raffles, even the Easter Bunny himself! This event is free for Whitman residents, donations are greatly appreciated! For more information, visit the Whitman Recreation FB.
Left Right Center Tournament

Saturday, April 1st
Whitman American Legion, Post 22

Want to play a game and help a worthy cause? Then come on down to the Left Right Center Tournament at the Whitman American Legion, Post 22! Tickets can be purchased at the event for $20 each, and the proceeds will benefit various scholarships and veterans programs. The tournament winner will walk away with $250, and there will be a 50/50 raffle and other side raffles throughout the night. Come play with friends old and new, and try to be the last one standing!
Carving out Your Story:
An Oral History Workshop

Saturday, April 1st
1 – 2p
Whitman Public Library

Stories are important. They’re how we make sense of the world. This fun and friendly workshop will help you uncover interesting stories from your life! Two award-winning storytellers, Karen Chace and Andrea Lovett, will guide participants through the process of finding those jewels that deserve to be remembered.

Please register at the library or call (781) 447-7613 as space is limited.

For more details, visit the library website.
Free Spring Egg Maze Hunt

Saturday, April 1st
9:30a – 12p
Whitman Town Hall Auditorium

Whitman Recreation presents a Free Spring Egg Maze Hunt! There will be face painting, balloon animals, arts & crafts, raffles, a jellybean guessing game, and an egg hunt. The Easter Bunny will even make an appearance! This promises to be an exciting event, so hope to see you there, rain or shine.

Different grades should arrive at designated times, so please check out the Whitman Recreation FB Post for more details.
Seeds, Seeds and More Seeds! 
Ready to start your garden indoors? We have your seeds, pots and all the supplies you'll need to have your best harvest yet!

1000 Plymouth St (Rt 104) • Bridgewater • (508) 697-0357
Free Youth Cheerleading Tumbling and Stunting Clinic

Wednesday, April 12th
5:30 – 6:30p
Whitman Middle School

Get ready for the 2023 Cheerleading Season! This spring, there will be a free tumbling and stunting clinic for those in grades 1 through 7. Registration is not required, so join if you are able!

Photo from WYFAC FB Post.
iPad Training Session and Trivia Fun

Thursday, March 30th
Whitman COA

Head on over to the COA for an iPad teaching session! Students from Cardinal Spellman High School will be there to show you how to navigate your iPad. Come down and learn some tips, and/or ask your questions. Trivia will be after the iPad session.

Call (781) 447-7619 ext. 2 to sign up for the session.
WHRSD School Committee
March 15, 2023 Meeting
Video courtesy of WHCA9TV
WHCA Production Opportunities
There are many ways to get involved with WHCA & television production in/for Whitman-Hanson! Most people think you have to commit to a recurring series program with WHCA, and while you’re welcome to do that, there’s a number of other ways to get involved.

Interested? Read more at the links above, or contact them to chat! Email WHCA at to set up a meeting (in-person, virtual, & phone options available).
Climate Can-Do:
South Shore Recycling Cooperative

To address the climate, Massachusetts recently elected Melissa Hoffer as its first Climate Chief in the Office of Climate Innovation and Resilience. The office in charge of resources and authority available to the Governor and executive department to advance climate change innovation, and resilience policies.

At the local level, South Shore Recycling Cooperative (SSRC) is a resource. The SSRC is a voluntary association of South Shore municipalities established in 1998. It helps its member municipalities improve their recycling programs, and reduce the quantity, toxicity and cost of disposal in a number of ways. Some include maintenance of solid waste programs, educating residents about waste management, and advocating for funding and regulations that minimize waste while maximizing recovery of useful materials. Their bimonthly newsletter highlights local opportunities to make a difference. Subscribe on Find out more about the Office of Climate Innovation and Resilience

This Climate Can-Do Article was written by Hassan Sharif, Writing Intern, New York University. We focus on actions which individuals can do in the face of our climate emergency. We can do!
Curbside Mattress Pickup!

Monday, April 10th

HandUp Mattress Recycling will schedule a pickup of your mattresses and box springs at your home for $50 per unit. Note that a mattress and box spring are considered 2 units.

This is a partnership between HandUp Mattress Recycling and the South Shore Recycling Cooperative. Please contact HandUp, NOT your Town’s departments, about issues pertaining to this.

Thank You, from Dollars for Scholars

Dollars for Scholars would like to thank everyone who was involved with their event, A Taste of Whitman and Hanson! Nineteen restaurants participated, about 275 people attended, and the event raised over $5,500. It was truly a great evening for all involved!
Photo from DFS website.
An old-fashioned candy store with a TWIST
Hop on Down to fill your Easter Baskets!
Fulfill everyone's desires at Pinches & Pounds. Choose from hundreds of products like chocolates, fudge, Jelly Bellies, just to name a few.
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Dr. Christopher Jones, Principal, Whitman-Hanson High School- SEEing to Lead

Dr. Christopher Jones created a YouTube channel to share fun video shorts and school recaps. His videos also contain musings and his overall message of being purposeful and acting with integrity while building character. His most recent videos are below (we update every week, they are THAT good) and to see more impactful videos, check out:
Our Story 3/13/23 – 3/19/23
Video courtesy of:
Dr. Chris Jones - SEEing to Lead
Winners and Losers
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Dr. Chris Jones - SEEing to Lead
Find YOUR Bliss with
New!! Monday Evening Class!

Svaroopa yoga excels at releasing the deep tension in your body. While the benefits of this style of yoga are profound, it is very easy to do. We use the alignment of the body, rather than a lot of effort, along with blankets for propping to make the poses accessible, supportive and effective.

516 N. Bedford St, East Bridgewater
(508) 331-3564

Duval's Pharmacy Inc
You don't want to forget your ABCS of heart health - and Duval's Pharmacy is here to help. We can assist you if your doctor has recommended taking aspirin, and we have a blood pressure machine available for your use!

Open: Mon-Fri: 8:30a - 6p | Sat: 9a - 3p
Sun: 9a - 1p

571 Washington St • 781-447-0606

Whitman Middle School Project

At their Board of Directors meeting on April 14, 2021, the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) invited the Whitman-Hanson Regional School District into a Feasibility Study for the Whitman Middle School. This was to understand the best solution for the physical and educational deficiencies of the school. On January 24, 2023, the WMS Building Committee voted to select the preferred building solution to bring forward into Schematic Design. 

The preferred solution was for a 3-Story New Construction for grades 5-8 with an auditorium. On February 28, the WMSBC voted to submit the design to the MSBA. The Committee is now waiting for approval.

For more information, visit the WMS Project website.
Student Council Recognized as Gold Council
Whitman Hanson High School
For the 6th consecutive year, Whitman Hanson Student Council has been recognized by the Massachusetts Association of Student Councils (MASC) as being a “Gold Council”! This means that the WH Student Council was recognized as one of the best in all of Massachusetts. 

To apply for this award, the students put together a binder of about 250 pages detailing all of their hard work. Just putting the binder together was an incredible feat! They were then judged by an independent committee from MASC, determining how successful and impactful of a student organization they were, using a 50-point rubric. As they were awarded “Gold Council” status, the WH Student Council scored between 46–50 points, and they are now eligible to bring additional students to next year’s state conference! Fantastic work, everyone!

Story and photo from WHHS FB post.

Have fun with us and bee entered to win :
2 tickets to Friday night's performance of
Halley's Comet
Presented by the Massasoit Theatre Company
Friday April 7, 7p
Massasoit Community College

Historical Tidbit Question:
The seven tables in the Inn's dining room grew to be how many?

Email us your answer at: 

Include your name, and phone number with your answer.

By entering, you give us permission to print your name in next week's Buzz Around.

On March 29, 2023 before 2p, we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers.
The BuzzAround is brought to you this week by Tess Fiumefreddo, Mohamed (Moe) Ibrahim, Janice O'Brien, Hassan Sharif, Jacquelyn Rose & Greg Venezia.
Skipping Freely.
"It's only a matter of inches, but skipping gets us just that much closer to heaven." ~Terri Guillemets

"Imagination is the highest kite one can fly."
~ Lauren Bacall

"Kites rise highest against the wind - not with it."
~ Winston Churchill

"When you're a kid, you lay in the grass and watch the clouds going over, and you literally don't have a thought in your mind. It's purely meditation, and we lose that." ~ Dick Van Dyke

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Let your imagination soar like a kite, let your dreams flow with the clouds. Let your feet skip, moving your body and lifting your soul.
~ Jacquie
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